A New Way to Lead the Nation

Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

As president, Andrew Jackson strengthened the power of the presidency, defended the Union, gained new respect for the United States in foreign affairs and pushed the country toward democracy.


General Andrew Jackson’s military exploits painted him as a natural leader who both represented the common man and brought swift action to important matters of the day.

Although his candidacy brought controversy and even deep personal loss upon him, Jackson was beloved by the country whom recognized in him a unique spark they believed would take the nation to new heights.

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President Andrew Jackson firmly established that presidents could be more than just mere executives enforcing laws. He set the precedent of the president as the sole representative of “the people” and, as such, could wield power broadly to carry out their will.

Jackson laid the framework for democracy, paid off the national debt, gained new lands for America, strengthened relationships with foreign nations globally and issued a new currency.

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Changing the Game

Jackson was different. No one like him had ever served as president. He made executive decisions based on his personal beliefs and did what he could to protect the common man.

Besides the tremendous work he achieved in office and in the military, President Jackson left a legacy resulting from his unorthodox, action-first mentality that pushed the boundaries for what both the president and the nation could achieve.

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